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Impossible Subjects

Mae M. Ngai Mae M. Ngai

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  • 416 sidor
  • 2014
This book traces the origins of the "illegal alien" in American law and society, explaining why and how illegal migration became the central problem in U.S. immigration policy--a process that profoundly shaped ideas and practices about citizenship, race, and state authority in the twentieth century. Mae Ngai offers a close reading of the legal regime of restriction that commenced in the 1920s--its statutory architecture, judicial genealogies, administrative enforcement, differential treatment of European and non-European migrants, and long-term effects. She shows that immigration restriction, particularly national-origin and numerical quotas, remapped America both by creating new categories of racial difference and by emphasizing as never before the nation's contiguous land borders and their patrol.
  • Författare: Mae M. Ngai, Mae M. Ngai
  • Format: Pocket
  • ISBN: 9780691160825
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 416
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2014-04-27
  • Förlag: Princeton University Press